Before you can make money with hydro farming, you need understand if you want to run a commercial or subsistence farm. Also, do you want to run your farm indoors or outdoors? Answering these questions will largely define your next moves as you set up your hydroponics farm.
Vertical farming is no rocket science. It simply involves growing by stacking planes of crops over each other. It minimizes space requirement when you need to plant numerous crops. Vertical farming is mostly practiced indoors because it facilitates plant growth all year round.
If you need to cut costs on electricity and water supply, then you should consider practicing outdoor hydroponics. Rainwater and Sunlight are readily available outdoors, and you can utilize them at no cost in growing your hydroponics garden.
There are many types and ways of doing Hydroponics. Though, there are some major ones that I explain in this post. I recommend growing methods for beginners and advanced hydroponic enthusiasts. These of course include the NFT and DWC techniques.
The technology behind hydroponic farming has been available and even well known for a long time. In a way, even the old Egyptians used a similar technique, as they diverted the water from the river Nile and then led it back into the river. In this post, I will point out the most important advantages of hydroponics.